Mexican Style Corn on the Cob

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Mexican Style Corn on the Cob topped with plenty of melted butter, chili powder, cotija cheese, salt and fresh lime juice.

Easy Mexican Style Corn on the Cob topped with plenty of melted butter, chili powder, cotija cheese, salt and fresh lime juice.

Have you hit up your local or State Fair yet? We try to get to our local fair every year. It’s a small event, but we get a good turn out for the competitive exhibits and livestock auction. There is also plenty of ferris wheel and twirly rides that everyone seems to enjoy.

Except me.

I stay away from anything that turns me upside down. I get nauseated just looking at those rides! I’m happy to be in charge of holding everyone’s backpack, sunglasses, and sweatshirts until we get to the bumper cars. As crazy as it sounds, I feel safe in that ride. lol

Easy Mexican Style Corn on the Cob topped with plenty of melted butter, chili powder, cotija cheese, salt and fresh lime juice.

What I really enjoy is the concession stands full of fried twinkies, funnel cakes (extra whipped cream, please!), and one of the newest foods that has made its way to street fairs and county fairs is Mexican Style Corn on the Cob!

Fresh ears of corn are grilled on huge hot grills charing the corn perfectly, and then lathered in butter and a layer of El queso Cotija de Montaña, a salty dry cheese mixed with chili powder. The traditional recipe also includes either mayonnaise or creama. I don’t care for mayo, but if you do, do use it in this recipe. It’ll help glue all the goodies onto the corn.

Easy Mexican Style Corn on the Cob topped with plenty of melted butter, chili powder, cotija cheese, salt and fresh lime juice.

Mexican Style Corn on the Cob
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4-6 corn on the cob cooked
  • 1 cup cojita cheese, grated (your preference - fine like parmesan or in chunks)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup butter, unsalted and melted
  • 4-6 lime wedges
  • cilantro for garnish
Instructions
  1. Prepare corn.
  2. For Slow Cooker method
  3. On the Stove - Over medium high heat bring a large stock pot of water to a boil. Place clean corn in the pot and cover bringing the corn back to a boil. Cook for 3-10 minutes according to your preference. Remove with tongs and let cool.
  4. To Grill - Remove a couple of layers of the husks and soak the corn in a large pot of water for 15 minutes. Pull down the husks to remove the silk, but keep a couple of layers intact. Over medium heat on oiled grates grill the corn turning them to char the whole corn. Place your corn on indirect heat (sides or a top grill) and cook for about 15 minutes. Remove with tongs and cool before handling.
  5. Cheese Mix
  6. In a shallow bowl or dish mix cheese, chili and salt together. Coat corn with melted butter and then roll into cheese mix. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime. Squeeze lime over corn and enjoy!

Easy Mexican Style Corn on the Cob topped with plenty of melted butter, chili powder, cotija cheese, salt and fresh lime juice.

Now you can make this tasty corn at home year round! Grill your corn, cook it on the stove or you can also cook the corn in a Crock Pot like this Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Lime Butter.

Which ever method you try you’ll love the sweet corn with the salty cheese and flavorful chili. This Mexican Style Corn on the Cob is a meal on its own!  Enjoy with a refreshing Paloma Cocktail!

Easy Mexican Style Corn on the Cob topped with plenty of melted butter, chili powder, cotija cheese, salt and fresh lime juice.

Easy Mexican Style Corn on the Cob topped with plenty of melted butter, chili powder, cotija cheese, salt and fresh lime juice.
Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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16 Comments on Mexican Style Corn on the Cob

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    Robin Masshole Mommy says:
    June 13, 2016

    That sounds so good. I have never had corn like this, but can’t wait to try it.

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      June 14, 2016

      Oh, Robin you are in for a treat! The sweet and salty together in a savory dish is so darn good!

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    June 13, 2016

    These look SO good! I Love jazzing up my corn for the summer! It’s the best way to get my kids to enjoy it, too!

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      June 14, 2016

      Don’t forget to take photos of your kids! I love those cute little hands covered in corn 🙂

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    June 13, 2016

    That looks like an amazing corn dish. I think my kids would first say they wouldnt eat it but then dig right in.

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    Neely Moldovan says:
    June 13, 2016

    Sounds amazing for summer! I may have to try this!

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      June 14, 2016

      I hope you do! It’s a very easy corn on the cob dish!

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    June 13, 2016

    I love grilled corn. We are cooking out this weekend, I’ll have to add this to the menu.

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      chastity says:
      June 13, 2016

      Yes, yes, yes! This is my kind of corn – looks so delicious.

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      June 14, 2016

      You’ll love this corn with these tasty toppings, Alice! Enjoy!

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    CourtneyLynne says:
    June 15, 2016

    Omg!!!!this corn looks amazing!!!!! I definitely need to give this a try!!!

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    brianna says:
    June 16, 2016

    YUM! This looks like what my friend from Cali always made, just off the cob:)

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    June 16, 2016

    They have it with chili powder on it in India too!😗 Love it.

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